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Justice, at the Apache Mall, is closing. Another business that's been in trouble financially, and Covid-19 didn't do 'em any favors. According to USA Today,

Tween retailer Justice is permanently closing more than 600 of its U.S. stores as part of parent company Ascena Retail Group's bankruptcy.

New Jersey-based Ascena, which also operates Lane Bryant, Catherines, Ann Taylor, Loft, Lou & Grey and Cacique, filed for bankruptcy Thursday with plans to shutter around 1,600 of the company's 2,800 stores, according to court documents.

Holy smokes, that is a LOT of jobs lost and, as parents all over Rochester will attest, it is a huge loss for their daughters that love the store. Just how popular is Justice brand? When I went looking for a video include in this story, I had thousands to pick from. All by kids from 6 to about 12/13-years-old, their target audience.

Most of 'em literally just shopping, not even showing their hauls or anything.

I told Amanda H. the news to see her response. A mom of three, with two girls right in the target of the store she said, "Ugh, my girls love that store...they have cute stuff that isn't sexy or any of that other crap you see other places."

A call to the store confirmed the closing, but employees had no idea when it would close or when the going-out-of-business sales would start. Justice, which used to be branded Limited Too, expects to keep and even make larger their on-line platform.

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